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Old 11-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Ever been scared of your bike?

I went out for a ride with my roommate and his S2000 today. We went out to the hill country, though all the roads are still as straight as lasers. We toyed around on a two mile stretch of blacktop that was paved in the spring so it smooth as a babies butt.

Anyway, we turned around on this stretch and I opened up the bike for the first time with all the parts and my new tune. Thanks to Vineyney for that tune btw, it kicks @$$. As usual, the bike was pulling pretty hard at like half throttle, but when I pulled it all the way, I legitimately thought I was going to die.

I've never had such a violent power wheelie experience in my life. Like holy sh*t. After I got the bike back on both wheels I tried full throttle in second and I was still getting the front wheel up. That's more than I can say for my R1 AND my Superhawk, which were both liter bikes.

I learned how to ride on a 115hp V-twin liter bike, and it was a wheelie monster. I was taught to be scared of the bike because it was such a monster and I had never ridden before. Well, two years and two bikes (accident free!) later, I finally know what that means. Even when I had my R1, I was never this scared of it. Granted, it was an 01 with a really bad tune, but still.

I figure I just need to stick with it and keep pushing it until I'm comfortable with it. That's what I did with the Superhawk and the the R1, so I figure it's the way to go here as well. Anyways, you guys have any tips other than just sticking with it? Anyone had a similar experience.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #4
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Don't be so sensitive, you'll never make it around here.......
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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Don't be so sensitive, you'll never make it around here.......
Lol I'm used to most everyone being a dick, but somehow I always hope for better.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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I figure I just need to stick with it and keep pushing it until I end up killing myself or someone else. That's what I did with the Superhawk and the the R1, so I figure it's the way to go here as well. Anyways, you guys have any tips other than just sticking with it? Anyone had a similar experience.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:08 PM   #7
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I'm not new to riding. I've been riding for two years, I'm accident and ticket free, and I know how to be safe. It isn't like I'm speeding in and out of traffic or doing something stupid. These are controlled situations on roads I'm extremely familiar with that have zero traffic. Like literally we didn't see a single car when we were out there. Also we clear the stretch before we run it so we won't run into anyone.

How can you ever be expected to learn something new without doing it? Gotta push the limits at some point.


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Old 11-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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I'm not new to riding. I've been riding for two years, I'm accident and ticket free, and I know how to be safe. It isn't like I'm speeding in and out of traffic or doing something stupid. These are controlled situations on roads I'm extremely familiar with that have zero traffic. Like literally we didn't see a single car when we were out there. Also we clear the stretch before we run it so we won't run into anyone.

How can you ever be expected to learn something new without doing it? Gotta push the limits at some point.


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track that bish...no matter how many times your run a route, a non controlled environment is just that....not controlled. You can never be 100% sure that the shit won't hit the fan.

Pushing it on public roads, no matter what, is never safe in my opinion....but that is just my opinion.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:13 PM   #9
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I've crashed high and low side, ton of saves still no fear of the bike. trust the machine, you will **** up long before it ever does.

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I'm not new to riding. I've been riding for two years, I'm accident and ticket free, and I know how to be safe. It isn't like I'm speeding in and out of traffic or doing something stupid. These are controlled situations on roads I'm extremely familiar with that have zero traffic. Like literally we didn't see a single car when we were out there. Also we clear the stretch before we run it so we won't run into anyone.

How can you ever be expected to learn something new without doing it? Gotta push the limits at some point.


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two year = You're still green I know because I have been at it over two years. I still make mistakes, I'm faster than 80% of the guys on the street (this means nada), I'm still slow as hen shit on the track & compared to guys I know who ride track regularly.

I used to think like you did, till I met guy's who could carry insanely disgusting speed into a turn that I could not wrap my head around with perfect body position. It's one thing to see it on TV or in a picture it's another to see it in person 10 feet ahead of you. That was when I knew I sucked & I was slow.

If you are making mistakes that make you fear the bike you are still new.
If you think you need to push the edge on the street you are new.
Once you leave the comfort zone the 70 to 80% of your ability you are in the danger zone.

But what do I know?
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:54 PM   #10
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I'm scared of this...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=WNO88yqCr5I

I know what to expect from my bike..........
Learned more in a hand full of track days then many many many years of street riding...... Just sayin.....
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